Category: January 2017

State Senate Majority Leader Announces Senate Committee Membership

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-16) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-27) jointly released the full list of members of each Senate committee and Appropriations subcommittee. “We expect the committee process to be deliberative and thorough. We look forward to robust policy debates and bipartisan work product, wherever possible,” Shirkey said in a statement…. read more

P&G Wants MRC Standards for Digital Measurement

At the annual IAB Leadership Meeting on January 29, Procter and Gamble’s Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard told the audience that P&G will accept only the Media Rating Council (MRC) validated viewability standard for media transacting and that the company expects all of its agencies, media suppliers, and platforms to adopt the standard in 2017…. read more

Bill Repeals FCC Info Collection Requirements for Non-Comm Biennial Ownership Reports

According to the press release by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced legislation to roll back the FCC’s requirement that non-commercial broadcasters, in connection with the Biennial Ownership Reports that are due by December 1 of this year, get an FCC Registration Number for every… read more

Introducing the NEW Student Broadcasting Newsletter!

Career Fairs, Student Conferences, Awards Programs, Scholarships, Job and Internship Openings and more! The MAB Foundation does it all and we want to share that important information directly with students! That’s why we’re introducing a monthly newsletter that’s written by broadcasting and media students, FOR broadcasting and media students! Don’t miss out on important updates… read more

New “We Are Broadcasters” Spots Available

Available to all broadcasters, NAB members or not. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced that new We Are Broadcasters spots are now available for download. The spots highlight why there’s a big difference between broadcast stations and other sources of information, reminding policymakers and audiences that when Americans seek a trusted news source… read more

WXMI-TV Pays It Forward

On January 26, WXMI-TV/FOX 17 (Grand Rapids) and Consumers Energy presented the third annual Pay It Forward Awards Gala. This invitation-only lunch event was held at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Its purpose was to honor the 2016 recipients of the Consumers Energy Pay It Forward Person of the Month Award and announce the… read more

Bill Emkow Named WXYZ/WMYD-TV Digital Director

Bill Emkow has been named the new digital director for WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit). Emkow is an innovative media executive with 19 years of experience growing audience engagement on multiple platforms. Most recently, Emkow was the senior content strategist at the Detroit Free Press, where he created original social media content that generated revenue, including “Talkin’ Lions,”… read more

2017 GLBC Exhibitor Highlight: Broadcast Electronics

As solid-state FM transmitter technology has developed and improved over the past decade, it’s become possible for some companies to build incredibly small devices that are also incredibly difficult to service with little, if no, redundancy. With the STX 10, 10kW FM transmitter, Broadcast Electronics (BE) has chosen a different, more intelligent path. Believing that… read more

Alpha Media Promotes Two in Saginaw

All Access reports that Alpha Media/Saginaw has promoted WCEN-FM Program Director/Afternoon Host Joby Phillips, taking on additional program director duties at sister station WGER-FM. Phillips will retain his present WCEN-FM duties. In addition, the company has named former WGER-FM afternoon host Ray Storey as Music Director/Morning Host for the station.  Before joining WGER-FM in 2010,… read more

WOMC-FM to hold Radiothon

On Thursday, February 2, CBS Radio’s WOMC-FM (Detroit) will be hosting a day-long radiothon to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit. The station will be broadcasting live from the food bank from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and soliciting donations from listeners who then may become “Hunger Heros.” All donors who pledge to make an… read more